At The Gogel Law Firm, we know that the holidays bring a festive feel to households and businesses throughout the country. While the festive mood is often inspiring, it can also lead to disruptions in regular eating habits, failures to follow doctor’s treatment instructions, disrupted prescription medication intake, lack of sleep, and stress or anxiety from family visits and travel.
While these common holiday fallout circumstances may not lead to an increase in health issues, there are plenty more scenarios that lead to a significant uptick in ER visits in Missouri.
Here, our St. Louis personal injury attorney explores some of the most common accidents and injuries that lead to hospital visits, and what to do if you are met by negligent medical personnel upon arrival or during your visit.
What are the Most Common Reasons Emergency Room Visits Increase Over the Holidays?
During the holidays, there are often celebrations and parties resulting in overindulgence in alcohol or other stimulants, as well as hazards on our Missouri roadways, dangerous premises, and other hazards caused by negligence.
Emergency rooms across Missouri are preparing for increased traffic this holiday season for injuries sustained from:
- Alcohol-Related Accidents
- Anxiety Attacks, Breathing Difficulties, and AFib Episodes
- Falls from Heights
- Firework Injuries
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Physical and Sexual Assaults
- Psychiatric Disorders
- Sharp Object Injuries
- Slips and Falls
- Vehicle Collisions
- Workplace Accidents
If you suffer an injury this holiday season and are met with negligent care in the emergency room or after being admitted to the hospital, contact our St. Louis personal injury lawyer today to review your case by calling (314) 370-8173 or online to schedule a free consultation.